3 Tips for Getting Hydrated, Dewy Skin Without Makeup

When it comes to temporarily addressing wrinkles—like tiny lines around the eyes or horizontal creases on the forehead—neuromodulators at Westlake Village’s Pierre Skin Care Institute are a go-to option for many patients. Dr. Peterson Pierre is always happy to explain the rejuvenating powers of BOTOX®, but he also recommends keeping your skin moisturized to soften the wrinkles BOTOX® doesn’t touch and to boost its effects on those it does.

You’ve probably heard many times before that hydration is essential for your skin, but you might be wondering why this is the case. When your skin is well-hydrated, it has a thicker, more radiant, and youthful appearance with a softer texture. This not only helps to support its elasticity and prevent or conceal wrinkles, but it also reduces the oiliness that can lead to acne breakouts.

Committing to a consistent and high-quality skin care routine is one of the best ways of avoiding a dry and weathered look. Here are three things you can do at home to maintain silky smooth skin.

1. Use More Hyaluronic Acid

Regardless of whether you naturally have oily, dry, combination, or normal skin, you can benefit from using skin products that contain hyaluronic acid. Many experts believe that this is the most important ingredient to use. This powerful molecule is naturally produced by your skin and can retain up to 1,000 times its weight in water to quench your skin’s thirst. Try using serums containing hyaluronic acid each morning and night.

2. Choose the Right Moisturizer

If you’re searching for a moisturizer, it’s better to choose a heavier, cream-based one for dry skin types and a lighter, water-based formula for oily skin. These products work by restoring moisture to the skin barrier and locking it in. Look for ingredients such as ceramides, glycerin, and panthenol.

3. Cut Down on Your Shower Time

Long, hot showers can strip the natural oils from your skin, causing it to become dehydrated. If nothing else seems to be helping you restore hydrated skin, change up your shower routine and try to stick to five or 10 minutes per shower each day. Also avoid harsh skin-cleaning products that can further remove beneficial oils.

Find out about aesthetic treatments that complement home-care routines and other ways to maintain glowing skin with help from the team at Pierre Skin Care Institute. Call us at 805-496-9190, or submit a contact form to set up a consultation.

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